Iloilo City Events

Guide to Kasadyahan Festival

  Guide to Kasadyahan Festival: Kasadyahan Festival, now known as Kasadyahan sa Kabanwahan, is celebrated every fourth week of January and preludes the Dinagyang Festival. According to the Province of Iloilo, it is the 'Festival of Festivals' and gathers performances from respective municipalities in the province. The Kasadyahan Festival was introduced sometime in the 80s… Continue reading Guide to Kasadyahan Festival

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Iloilo Paraw Regatta

Iloilo Paraw Regatta: The Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival is an annual festival held in Iloilo City, particularly in the District of Villa de Arevalo. It highlights the 'paraw', a Visayan double-outrigger sailboat. The event is considered one of the oldest craft events in Asia, and the largest sailing event in the Philippines. According to the… Continue reading Iloilo Paraw Regatta

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Evelio Javier Day

Evelio Javier Day: Officially referred to as the Governor Evelio B. Javier Day, it is a special non-working public holiday commemorating the death anniversary of Evelio Javier, a politician assassinated during the reign of President Ferdinand Marcos. The public holiday is celebrated in the four provinces that comprise Panay Island – Antique, Capiz, Aklan, and… Continue reading Evelio Javier Day

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Feast of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria de Jaro

Feast of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria: February 02 is a day known to Ilonggos, especially to those residing in Jaro, Iloilo City. The Feast of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria de Jaro, also known as Our Lady of the Candles and formally as Nuestra Señora de la Purificación y la Candelaria, is the Marian… Continue reading Feast of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria de Jaro

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Iloilo Chinese New Year

Iloilo Chinese New Year: Chinese New Year is always celebrated in the City of Love. Officially known as the ‘Chinese New Year’, it is a festival celebrating the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunar calendar. In Chinese and East Asian countries, the festival is referred to as the ‘Spring Festival’ – starting… Continue reading Iloilo Chinese New Year

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Iloilo Dinagyang Festival

Iloilo Dinagyang Festival: the Ilonggo cityscape, the deafening sound of drums, the cajoling of street dancers, and the deluge of people from different countries around the globe, all as one to celebrate Señor Santo Niño, the child Jesus. Iloilo Dinagyang Festival History The sought-after Iloilo Dinagyang Festival is held every fourth of January every year.… Continue reading Iloilo Dinagyang Festival

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Iloilo Charter Day

Aside from an Iloilo City Hall initiated parade and a celebrated ‘no classes’ day, what is Iloilo Charter Day to be exact? To start with, a 'Charter' defined, “is the grant of authority or rights, stating that the granter formally recognizes the prerogative of the recipient to exercise the rights specified.” To continue on with… Continue reading Iloilo Charter Day